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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jun 03, 2003 6:06 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Need font that displays greater than 256 symbols or glyphs
Replies: 8
Views: 9274

256 Characters is a no problem

Unicode fonts can have very large numbers of characters, thousands in the case of Chinese, Japanase, or Korean CJK fonts. If you want a font with normal A-Z characters, but with lots of extra symbols a Unicode font is best. Take a look at the characters and symbols available in the Unicode standard,...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jun 02, 2003 11:28 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Convert scanned typographies to fonts
Replies: 2
Views: 3897

Import of Vector Graphics

I would recommend downlloading Font Creator 4, which supports vector formats. This post by Chris Eilers in response to a similar question may be helpful. A vector import will result in fewer points and smoother curves, However, a bitmap is fine if your font is meant to have rough edges. Font Creator...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu May 29, 2003 11:04 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Is this really the easiest way to create a font?
Replies: 2
Views: 5067

EMF Import in Font Creator 4

As a quick experiment I typed two letters "Ac" in the Truetype font Pagoda SF in Corel Draw. I then drew a horizontal line over the c, changed the text to curves and exported the whole group as an Enhanced Metafile. I imported that into Font Creator 4 and ended up with 98 points. Does that sound mor...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat May 24, 2003 8:59 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Font Tutorial
Replies: 1
Views: 3492

Links for Typegraphy and Design Standards

I put together a few useful links on the Specifications Thread

Some Useful Links

At the bottom of the page you will find some tutorials at Point Central Typgraphy. Also well worth looking at Microsoft Typography, but maybe a bit much if you are a beginner.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed May 21, 2003 1:17 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Font not showing up in all applications
Replies: 11
Views: 16764

Platform Mappings

This kind of problem is often caused by the font not having the correct platform mappings. You could also download and run the Font Folder utility from the download area: fifofo.zip
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon May 19, 2003 6:41 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: scaling inserted glyphs
Replies: 2
Views: 4392

Scaling Composite Glyphs

When you want to scale a composite glyph, you cannot do this by selecting it and manually scaling it like you can with a simple glyph. You have to edit the glyph properties (Alt Enter) and set scale values. You can, however, drag and position the composite in the usual way with the mouse, instead of...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri May 16, 2003 2:58 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Grayscale-Settings - help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 4623

Take a Deep Breath

Then go take a look at the Microsoft Typography Pages. Since I have never done it, I have no idea which tools are best or cheapest. Fontlab or Fontographer will probably do it. Better wait for some advice from others who have done it. Links for Typography and Design Standards http://forum.high-logic...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri May 16, 2003 2:24 pm
Forum: Specification
Topic: Font Hinting and Smoothing
Replies: 0
Views: 8141

Font Hinting and Smoothing

Notes on Font Hinting From Typographer Ulrich Steil Ulrich Steil's Website Referring to the various "hinting emails" I have received from you, I should like to make the following remarks: a) Printers Printers with a resolution of 600 dpi and more and professional raster image processors (RIPs) for ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri May 16, 2003 11:08 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Grayscale-Settings - help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 4623

Character Hinting

Probably the digits look good at small sizes in the original font due to hinting information being present. Copying the characters will not copy the hinting information. Anti-aliasing is about the best you can expect. Font Creator supports existing hints, but it does not enable you to add them. What...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri May 16, 2003 7:09 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Tip of the Day
Replies: 9
Views: 10621

Only for Beginners?

I agree with Chris. I very quickly turn off such features, but then I am also someone who investigates every menu just to find out what I have paid for that I'm not using. Will those new to the program do the same? Perhaps not, and would they look at this poll? Almost certainly not. The Tip of the D...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu May 15, 2003 5:53 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Rearranging the toolbars
Replies: 3
Views: 5038

Resetting the Samples Toolbar

I found I could do it just by dragging it to the left edge of the Window, but sometimes it stays as a floating palette and refuses to dock. The most reliable way is with Font Creator maximised, dock the toolbar at the top. Then drag it off, and take it to the side of the window. Definitely seems to ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat May 10, 2003 5:04 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Emdash and endash ?
Replies: 6
Views: 9638

A Useful Link to Microsoft Typography

http://desktoppub.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.microsoft.com%2Ftypography%2Fdevelopers%2Ffdsspec%2Fdefault.htm%3Ffname%3D%2520%26fsize%3D Here, in the Punctuation 2 section, a different definition is given for the em-dash width, and if you look at Times New Roman and most ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Apr 23, 2003 8:06 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: German Program Language
Replies: 12
Views: 17778

Free Translation Service

The website below will translate words and phrases from English to German, or from German to English. (Other languages are supported too). This might help you when you get stuck. You could try posting messages on the forum in German as well as broken English, in case someone is bilingual. https://ww...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Apr 23, 2003 8:02 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Floating Palettes
Replies: 1
Views: 3643

Floating Palettes

I experimented with the Transfrom toolbar, which is always a floating palette. Resizing the Window didn't move the palette. When moved off of the Toolbar to make them floating palettes, the other toolbars exhibit the same behaviour. Each palette remembers its absolute position on the screen when you...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Apr 20, 2003 6:41 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: combining diacritical problems
Replies: 8
Views: 8897

PNG Graphics

:) Very easy to save graphics in PNG format using most Photo Editors, just choose save as from the file menu. :idea: Irfan View is an excellent, and tiny, freeware graphics viewer that can do most of the tasks one needs: cropping, resizing, converting, changing colours, flipping, rotating, scanning,...